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Don Henley & Glenn Frey
Hotel California
Verse 1:
C Fm6
Well, baby, there you stand
C/G F G7
with your little head down in your hand.
F Am7 Dm Am7
Oh my God, you can't believe it's happening again.
F Am7 Dm F G7
Your baby's gone and you're all alone and it looks like the end.
Verse 2:
(repeat verse 1 chords above)
And you're back out on the street
and you're tryin' to remember.
How do you start it over? You don't know if you can.
You don't care much for a stranger's touch but you can't hold your man.
Am E/G#
You never thought you'd be alone
G D/F#
this far down the line
F Em
and I know what's been on your mind,
Dm F G7 C
you're afraid it's all been wasted time.
Bm7 E7 Am
The autumn leaves have got you thinking
Bm7 E7 Am
about the first time that you fell.
Bm7 E7 Am C/G
You didn't love the boy too much, no no,
F C/G Fm6 F G G7
you just loved the boy too well____ er-well
Verse 3:
(same as verse 1)
So you live from day to day
and you dream about tomorrow, oh.
And the hours go by like minutes and the shadows come to stay.
So ya take a little something to make them go away.
(same as above chorus)
And I could have done so many things, baby,
if I could only stop my mind
from wond'rin' what I left behind
and from worryin' bout this wasted time.
Ab C
Ooh, another love has come and gone.
Ab C
Ooh, and the years keep rushing on.
F Am7 Dm Am7
I remember what you told me before you went out on your own:
F Am7 Dm G7
sometimes to keep it together we got to leave it alone.
(same as above)
So you can get on with your search, baby,
and I can get on with mine.
And maybe someday we will find
Dm F G7 C Am7 F C/G
that it wasn't really wasted time.
Ab C Am7 F C/G
Ab Fm6 C
Don Henley

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